An Irish socialite magazine has named its top “ten hottest” Irish men of 2015, but we wondered if our Irish American readers agree.
Once again Cillian Murphy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Stuart Townsend have been named as among the most beautiful Irish men. Jack Reynor, Chris O'Dowd and Robert Sheehan are also among our Irish boys soon to be Hollywood royalty but this year’s list, compiled by RSVP, Ireland’s top celebrity magazine, is quite a different bunch of lovely lads.
Who would you ditch from the list? Or more importantly who does this list leave out?
1. Niall “Bressie” Breslin
Bressie, only 35, has already had an amazing career including being a top rugby player, musician with the band The Blizzards, TV host, successful author and mental health advocat Of course, that’s not why he’s on this list!
2. Jamie Dornan
This Irish rising star from Holywood, County Down, shot into international press due to his role in “50 Shades of Grey.” Anyone who’s seen this young fella in action can’t argue that he belongs on this list.
3. Tommy Bowe
Irish rugby hero is an obvious choice. Now the proud head of a fashion empire with a wicked sense of humor…What’s not to like?
4. Darren Kennedy
TV host Darren Kennedy, as RVSP puts it, is “possibly the most stylish man in Ireland.” He’s a TV presenter, style entrepreneur and columnist who hosts in the UK, USA and Ireland.
5. Nicky Byrne
A former boy band star with Westlife, Byrne is now a radio star in Ireland, on 2FM.
6. Danny O’Reilly
The front man of the hit-making band The Coronas, this bearded lovely is also the son of Mary Black and sister of the talented songstress Roisin O. Quite the genes they have in that clan.
7. Deric Hartigan
This fitness fanatic is a weather man with the TV channel TV3. He’s known for his love of the outdoors, the gym and fashion.
8. Shane Long
Long players football (soccer) for the Republic of Ireland team and Southampton in the English Premier League. He is known as a “powerful no-nonsense striker.”
9. Aidan Turner
Star of “The Hobbit,” the TV period drama “Poldark,” and most recently tipped to be in the running for the next James Bond following his role in Agatha Christie’s “And Then There were None.”
10. Steve Garrigan
The leader singer from the band Kodaline.